Florida Atlantic freshman Caleb Pendleton had himself a game Saturday.
The Owls defeated UCF in what could have been confused as a football game, 20-15. Pendleton did something in the second inning that even Major League players dream of.
Pendleton, who was making his collegiate debut, smashed two grand slams in a single inning.
The achievement came in the second inning. In his first at-bat, the Owls were down 2-1 to the Knights. He homered to left field off of Hunter Patteson and then again to left field off of Zack Bennett.
It was a part of a 12-run second inning for Florida Atlantic.
“The second one, it didn’t really feel real running around first base,” Pendleton said.
“Nothing I could ever dream of. That’s definitely more than I ever thought would happen preparing for today. I never thought I’d be going up for my third at-bat with two grand slams already. That was pretty cool.”
Pendleton was the No. 3 high school catcher in the state of Florida before committing to the Owls.
Hitting two home runs, let alone two grand slams, is a difficult task in baseball at any level of the game. Edwin Encarnacion was the last MLB player to hit two home runs in a single inning. The last person to hit two grand slams in a game was Josh Willingham in 2009.
Fernando Tatis is the only player in MLB history to hit two grand slams in a single inning.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.